2021 Election: Tri-County North Board of Education


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The following candidates are running in the Nov. 2 general election for the Tri-County North Board of Education (two openings), with terms commencing on Jan. 1, 2022.

Clint Baughman

Occupation: Village of Lewisburg.

Education: Graduate of Tri-County North, class of 1995.

Community Involvement: Varsity football coach, flag football coach.

Why are you the most qualified candidate for this position?

I have a vested interest in the school district and the community as a whole. I have grown up here and have chosen to raise my kids here and want to see them and others succeed. TCN has a lot to offer and I want to see the district continue to grow.

What are the most crucial issues facing the office you are seeking, and how would you address it?

The declining enrollment is a huge issue facing TCN in my opinion. I think we need to promote what the district has to offer in order to continue to grow.

If elected or re-elected, what would be your chief priorities?

If elected, I would like to see school pride restored, help prepare students for future success while promoting TCN within the community and surrounding areas.

Bryan Waggoner

Occupation: School administrator.

Education: I graduated from Tri-County North High School in 1998. I went on to receive my Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education K-12 from Wright State University and my Masters of Arts in School Administration from Morehead State University.

Community Involvement: My wife and I are both alumni of Tri-County North. Our two children currently attend TCN and are active in many school activities and groups. Our children have been or are currently involved in 4-H, FFA, Cheerleading, Band, First Lego League, History Day, and Archery. As a family we have spent a lot of time preparing for and participating in these activities and events.

Why are you the most qualified candidate for this position?

I have served for 18 years in education as a teacher, principal, regional superintendent, chief academic officer, and superintendent. I understand the current issues that schools are facing firsthand at the national, state, and local levels. I will bring a new perspective to the school board with my experience as an educator and school administrator.

What are the most crucial issues facing the office you are seeking, and how would you address it?

There are many hot topics facing school boards including academics, funding, bullying, COVID-19, critical race theory, school safety, discipline and special education, just to name a few. I would address these issues and many others by working with all stakeholders. I will ensure TCN puts students’ needs front and center when decisions are made.

If elected or re-elected, what would be your chief priorities?

Making TCN the best school district in Preble County; working hard with school officials so that TCN maintains a safe teaching and learning environment; working to stress the importance of academics and making sure every student is college and career ready; ensuring critical race theory is not incorporated into our schools; increasing gifted and special education programs and services; being a voice for the community 24/7; fighting to hire the best educators that share our local rural values; and being fiscally responsible.

Editor’s Note: The following candidates did not respond to our request for candidate profiles: Gene Moyer.

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